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I have yet to hear anything back from Steeda I am assuimg since it is for the 91-94 just the OHV, as the 95-97 year model was still the OHV and 98 starting the SOHC so let's just say it is for the OHV. Best bet is to email/call places and find out if they have an application for that engine/year model in most cases. Have you got the OHV or SOHC in yours Rob? I will dig around and see what I can find on a SOHC centrifugal setups. for you poor 3rd gen owners.
 

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Yeah I have the SOHC. I think the EE SOHC X-Charger is the only supercharger on the market for SOHC's...
 

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Rob this has a listing for the ranger the things can not be too much different.



http://www.spmotorsports.com/fordtrucksint...ml#supercharger



And this guy put a SOHC in an older Ranger and is throwing a blower on there too may look to him for advice as well.

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/forum/sho...30&pagenumber=1



Here is a link to some supercharger info on companies

http://home.att.net/~jroal/blowers.html



That's all I got in the ten minutes I had to look catch you guys later.





My X will be ready tomorrow with the final price of 3172.43 in Euro dollars. Cheers!
 

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I will dig around and see what I can find on a SOHC centrifugal setups. for you poor 3rd gen owners.
thanks...


All I could find for the 3rd gens is the AED roots.
 

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Sarek I am going to poke around a bit and see what I can find, you got the 4.6l I was looking for the guys with the 4.0l SOHC engine. Let's see what I can dig up gentrifugal style for you guys, can not be much different from the Mustang setups. Joe may even have some valuable input here as I am sure he has friends with the 4.6l Stang's.
 

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http://www.trixtersracing.com/pricing.htm



Some info may have to dig for the right application.



Yes I know this one is a porsche site but it has a listing for the 96-97-97-98 didn't state the engine but I am assuming 5.0l http://www.928motorsports.com/parts/superchargers.html



Of course I am sure you all know about rpm outlet. Shows 4.6 app's doesn't specify make,but the link says F-150 so who knows for sure.

http://www.rpmoutlet.com/f150ati.htm



This one is an Aussie site so the prices would obviously be different. http://www.capa.com.au/prices_kits.htm



I didn't ask Bill but he apparently has the answers we are looking for modular engine wise. http://askbill.modulardepot.com/





That's about all I came up with just searching for 4.6l Explorer superchargers
 

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Thanks fordracing!

I talked to Derek from trixters last year about a custom ATI setup using the F150. But there's not enough room in fron of the radiator for the intercooler plumbing. He was going to take a look at a new explorer to try to figure out something but wasn't able to get back to me.
 

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Gotcha so you want a centrifugal setup with an intercooler that is mounted in front of the radiator right? That's a start now here's the tricky part shopping to find you an intercooler with the dimensions that are there to work with in the front end of a 3rd Gen. If you take those measurements and look at some ricer packages like say the one on the EVO VI that is relatively thin but about 14 inches tall that might work as you could drop it slightly lower than your radiator using the bottom grille inlet. As for that clutch fan I assume a 3rd gen still has a clutch fan on it. Well ditch that thing and get you a nice electric fan setup it is not hard at all to do and that is my next mod I have just been waiting for the water pump to go before I do it as my fan has the notorius Ford right hand threads on it. There are tons of intercoolers out there to work with not just from ATI. My thought is any place not willing to help you spend your money there obviously does not need it. Like John from EE he wants to make a buck but is willing to help at the same time and for me as a consumer that is a number 1 important. Let me know if you can get measurements and when I have some slow time I will try and shop intercoolers for you.





Oh and if you went with an electric fan setup you would be able to push your radiator back at least an inch and that might clear the room for the intercooler in the front. Have you checked with California companies looking for test vehicles?
 

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...sspagename=WDVW



Odds are Sarek that you can come up with enough room for this one



I in the two minutes of looking have seen the average height to be about 20 inches tall and the average width 4 inches now Audi uses a 5 inch wide one, but Spearco (REV hard) has a core that is 20 length 8 inches high and 3 inches wide, that may work as well. Going to be a custom application



Another option is to find one already hooked to a radiator that will slide in and is similar in size to your X's, the link below may not fit but ebay is a vast wasteland.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...2473236554&rd=1



Heres one for a skyline it looks like it may be just about right from looking at a 3rd gen front end. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...&category=33742



heres one that is for custom applications out of Australia.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...2473008014&rd=1



If your worried about being able to get a pipe for it, I wouldn't worry too awful much most places can bend a pipe anyway you want it just have to see what it is you are wanting.
 

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That's true. That should fit. nice find.. :)

The ATI compressor is what I'm inteterested in. but they don't have an application for the Explorers. Im not sure I have enough patience to go with custom build and tuning.

Now I'm wondering if I should just go for the AED intercooled roots...(of course when the funds are available... which is not now.
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Since AED has an application for the X and no modifications are required. That may be my best option.

I just want enough umph to smoke the ricers around here :) I don't need to be the fastest X in CA...or do I?


I guess if I'm going from light to light, the roots option is better...


But I would be interested in replacing the clutch fan. That can only help and isn't too pricey.
 

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Sarek, as for an application that fits the Explorer how much different is the blower for the F-150/Mustang with the 4.6L I would say go with a safe boost level on it instead of dumping in like 14 psi. Start out with 6 and get it all working right get the intercooler in and the whole setup functioning. While doing this take pictures of everything and write down every step of your process trial and error then send it to the bums at these places that sell centrifugal setups for other vehicles so they can package it for other X users.
 

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While doing this take pictures of everything and write down every step of your process trial and error then send it to the bums at these places that sell centrifugal setups for other vehicles so they can package it for other X users.
And to me so we can make an exclusive article out of it for ExplorerX users
 

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Well let' see.. Choosing the right charger for your application 6vs8, Second for the 6 your going to need some custom brackets, for the 8 won't the F-150 brackets work? The lines shouldn't be hard darn near any ten year old with the slightest of intelligence can install them. Finding the right intercooler that will fit where you want it and running the hoses from it. Then getting it all tuned in.



Ebay seems to have miles and miles of it bent pretty much anyway you can think of and some places said they would bend it however you want it bent.



Anyone know of anyone that had put a charger on a 4.6L in a F-150 or Mustang to see if the brackets would work on the X ?



Sarek if you need a how to on an electric fan setup I found a few sites that have the explanations on it but the links are on my home computer and I am at work for now.
 

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The 4.6 in the X is not the Triton motor from the F150. Our 4.6 shares it's intake manifold/throttle body/plenum with the GT 2V. I am at work right now but I have saved a link to a SC that uses the manifold from that companies GT kit.
 

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Hmm as far as brackets to hold it I would have thought they would have gone block mounted (block holes bieng similar) instead of on the manifold etc. I will talk to Robert over at Brothers and see if they know of anyone that has dropped a centrifugal blower into a 4.6 X the I see your dilemma though with the intake and everything else different it makes it a different mounting location different intake location etc.
 
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